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pedro.negron
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Hi Fellas, back in business again! This time a easy kit for me, the Leopard 2A6 from Tamiya, wonderful kit, very easy to work with. Mine was a trade with a friend from FB, everything was ok, but the rubber tracks were over stretched, so I have to replace it, I choose the Friulmodel tracks, metal barrel and whatnot, a small PE Set too.

 


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August 17, 2015 at 4:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Construction was very straight forward, no problemas at all. Done in 3 weekends more or less. Gun barrel consist of 8 parts between barrel, rings, PE and Resin parts. Metal tracks took me 8 hours(4 each side) to complete it.



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August 17, 2015 at 4:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Once the kit was 90% built, I started to coat it with tamiya white primer.



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August 17, 2015 at 4:52 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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The next phase was to Add shadows using black very thin with the airbrush and with the help of plastic cards and tape I "modulate" the kit. Its very dark at this stage, in the next part I will add white to add light then I will paint particular parts by hand using other tone of white to enhance the appearance of the kit .



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August 17, 2015 at 4:52 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Well what next? I need to soften a bit that black color, so this time I use tamiya xf-2 white for that task, very diluted and applied in thin layers until the color accumulate. Later I hand painted all the rings, lines and bolts.



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August 17, 2015 at 9:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Here a Quick view of how the kit changed in 3 steps.


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August 19, 2015 at 8:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Well here is the next step. After roaming the internet looking for modern tank chipping and scratches pictures I done my part on this matter, here the results.


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August 26, 2015 at 10:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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A closer look of the scratches, chipping and fine detailing of lines and shapes of the kit using more black and white diluted with water.

(Vallejo paints).


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August 26, 2015 at 10:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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I finished last night the work on the wheels and the tracks, so here is the pictures of the progress.



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September 1, 2015 at 9:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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The next step is the base color, thinking of a Nato Green I used the XF-71 Cockpit Green. This color is more lighter, but no worries, this color will get darker in the weathering process.



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September 8, 2015 at 8:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Last night progress, I retouched the shadows in green.


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Pedro J Negron

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September 9, 2015 at 7:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Back again with the Leopard I applied the first camo pattern using Tamiya German Grey.




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October 9, 2015 at 12:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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The the second camo patteern using tamiya Linoleum deck brown. I put a dot of white as well for a lighter color. Also started the painting of the periscopes first with a chrome color then with tamiya clear red.



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October 9, 2015 at 12:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Hey again fellas! here with some new update on this fantastic, and easy to build kit from tamiya. Next? Chipping! I was looking all over the internet for references for the Leopard family, but its seems that they are well mantained until, bingo! I found at least this, so lets try it!



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October 15, 2015 at 12:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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 Here is how far is the kit, still need some washes then dust & mud part, but I'm thinking to do it very lighty.



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Pedro J Negron

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October 15, 2015 at 12:54 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Well this little fella will receive some weathering very soon, meanwhile I started with some scratches and rust as found in some references over internet. I know that still not look exactly, but we will get to that soon, this is just the start.



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October 28, 2015 at 8:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Starting the vertical rain marks


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October 29, 2015 at 9:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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I Really recommend this kit for any level from newbie to advance, since you can built it out of the box and get and awesome work, and with the upgrades you can accomplish even more with it. Hope you like it! Thanks for the Support.


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April 20, 2016 at 12:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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